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The Texas Board of Nursing has full jurisdiction over all cases that may affect the RN / LVN license. The strictness of the Board also ensures that nurses will only commit to the duties they are assigned to in order to guarantee accurate and excellent performance in all hospitals throughout the state of Texas. When you are summoned by the Texas BON, you will need the expertise of an experienced nurse attorney to defend your case in court.

At the time of the initial incident, LVN was employed as a Family Nurse Practitioner at a hospital in Amarillo, Texas, and had been in that position for nine (9) years.

On or about January 10, 2020, through July 12, 2020, while employed as a Family Nurse Practitioner at a hospital in Amarillo, Texas, LVN failed to consult with a physician prior to prescribing Valium and Clonazepam to a patient in violation of the facility prescriptive authority agreement. Additionally, LVN failed to document any nursing notes related to authorization of refills of the aforementioned medications in the patient’s medical record. LVN’s conduct created an incomplete medical record and was likely to injure the patient in that subsequent care givers would not have accurate and complete information on which to base their care decisions.

In response to the incident, LVN states she educated the patient on the potential for valium abuse at their initial encounter. LVN also states she only authorized three (3) prescriptions of valium for the patient, and then changed the prescription to Clonazepam.

The above action constitutes grounds for disciplinary action in accordance with Section 301.452(b)(10)&(13), Texas Occupations Code, and is a violation of 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.11(1)(A),(1)(B),(1)(D),(1)(P)&(4) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12 (1)(A),(1)(B),(1)(C)&(4).

The Texas Board of Nursing then subjected the LVN’s license to disciplinary action. The accusation would have been defended by an experienced and skilled nurse attorney, had the LVN hired one. Hiring a nurse attorney for defense is applicable for any kind of accusation laid against an RN or LVN.

Always remember that anyone can file a complaint against an RN/LVN with the state board for any reason. When this happens, all complaints need to be taken seriously no matter how trivial or unfounded they may appear. A nurse attorney is someone who can help you defend your license when the state board summons you. Equip yourself with the knowledge and expertise you need for a successful outcome by consulting a knowledgeable and experienced Texas RN license attorney. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is an experienced nurse attorney for various licensing cases for the past 16 years and represented over 300 nurses before the Texas BON. Contact the Law Office of Yong J. An 24/7 through text or call at (832) 428-5679.